John Torode's Cornish Yarg at the iconic Land's End signpost

Cornwall is a great cheese county! Enjoy a Cornish fondue with Cornish goodies with this recipe recommendation.

April 2021 • Jules Verne


Serves 4


  • 500g of grated Cornish Yarg (without rind)

  • ½ pint of dry Cornish Orchards cider

  • 1 tablespoon of cornflour

  • ½ tablespoon of English mustard powder

  • Pinch of Cornish sea salt



  1. In a medium sized saucepan bring the cider to the boil, then simmer for 1 minute.

  2. In a bowl toss the cheese, cornflour, mustard powder and salt together.

  3. Pour the mixture into the simmering cider and stir until the cheese has all melted and the cornflour has thickened making the mix smooth.

  4. Make some croutons from some big hunks of bread by tossing in a little oil and frying in a pan, wrap the croutons with different types of cured Cornish meats. 

  5. To serve: Cook some pigs in blankets, cut up some pears and wrap with ham and place on sticks, cut up some cornish pasty too if you wish. Place in the middle of the tables and let people dig in.

Source: ITV